|CVS Caremark Launches Android Application for Caremark.com|
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the release of the Caremark.com Droid application. Available at no cost at the Android Market, this new application provides Android users with the ability to access the Drug Information Database to learn more about various prescription drugs and allows CVS Caremark plan members to log-in and securely manage their prescriptions on-line. The application can be used with Android 2.1 OS and above phones. Caremark.com has had an iPhone application available since July of 2010, and this new Android application further broadens CVS Caremark members' mobile access to their prescription information.
"At CVS Caremark we continue to find ways to engage and communicate with our members using new technologies to manage their prescriptions and keep them connected," said Tim Kurth, vice president, eBusiness at CVS Caremark. "The availability of an Android app enables us to provide our plan members with convenient access to their Caremark.com accounts through their preferred mobile devices."
Any Android user can download the application and use the Drug Information function. This function will connect users to the Drug Information Database where they can research particular prescription medications, get information about how to take them, learn about available generic drug alternatives, see an image of the drug, learn about side effects and precautions, and much more.
CVS Caremark PBM members can use the application to register on Caremark.com or log-in securely to their existing Caremark.com accounts from their Androids. Once they are logged in, members can perform a variety of functions, including:
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor(TM) program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.
SOURCE CVS Caremark